Houston Texans settle claims against the team in Watson case

 | July 19, 2022


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The Texans have reached settlements with 30 women this week.

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Houston is still dealing with the fallout from the Deshaun Watson allegations even after the player is gone from the team. The good news is it could be coming to a close soon.

The Texans have reached settlements with 30 women who made claims or were prepared to make them against the NFL organization for its alleged role in sexual misconduct allegations.

One of the thirty already filed a civil suit against the Texans in June, accusing the team of "enabling Watson's behavior." Terms of the settlements are being kept confidential.

Texans owners Janice McNair, Hannah and Cal McNair said in a statement: “We were shocked and deeply saddened when we first learned of the allegations against our then franchise quarterback in March 2021.”

The statement continued: “Although our organization did not have any knowledge of Deshaun Watson's alleged misconduct, we have intentionally chosen to resolve this matter amicably. This is not an admission of any wrongdoing, but instead a clear stand against any form of sexual assault and misconduct.”

It added: “We hope that today's resolution will provide some form of closure to the parties involved, our fans and the Houston community at large. As an organization, we will now turn our focus to the future and doing what we can to ensure respect for all.”

Watson himself has settled 20 of 24 lawsuits accusing him of sexual misconduct when he played for the Texans.

The attorney for the women, Tony Buzbee said: “I will have no further comment on the allegations or the Texans' alleged role, other than to say that there is a marked contrast in the way in which the Texans addressed these allegations, and the way in which Watson's team has done so.”

A suspension by the NFL of Watson could be announced in the near future.

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